Wednesday, May 4, 2011

what i've learned...

"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know
the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the
morning; and He shall come unto us as the
rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth"
(Hosea 6:3)

* God has been showing me how much He loves me lately in so many ways. In turn, it has really opened my eyes to the magnitude of His inexhaustible ability to love. It's who He is. It's what He does. God IS love.

* I've learned that the more I know Him, the more I want to know Him. The deeper I go in my relationship with Him, the deeper I desire to go. I'm never satisfied with where I am with God. I always want more. Thank you sweet Jesus...

* God has shown me that I have some really great friends that mean the whole world to me. Some in real life and some on-line friends. He has blessed me in both worlds with so many precious sisters in Christ.

* He has shown me the sweetness of moments like this. I enjoy seeing the love that Mikaela, Merci and Eli have for one another. I can't wait until little Silas is big enough to join in!


* I've learned that no matter how many grandchildren I see begin to walk, it never gets old. When they go from those tentative first steps to full blown walking, it gets me every time!


* God has shown me the infinite scope of His blessings. Every day, He opens my eyes a little wider to the limitless boundaries of His ability to bless me. As I wrote my gift # 330, I was just overcome by a feeling of awe that He has blessed me so! I truly have experienced a true downpour of His abundant grace and mercy in my life.


*  God has shown me that the closer I desire to get to Him, the more I have to rid myself of 'things' of this world. It's all about sacrifice of self and whether or not I am willing to deny those things that are temporal in exchange for the glorious riches of the eternal. Yes, Lord, I will give up whatever it is that is holding me back from a growing, dynamic relationship with You.

* I've seen God's goodness in little things such as 2 sweet grandbabies playing together in a little pool. 

(cousins Sawyer H. and Mercie R.)

* God showed me how blessed Jimbo and I are to have such close relationships with our sweet grandchildren. Bryton wanted to wear his papa's motorcycle helmet the other day while riding his bicycle. He was missing him and it made him feel a little closer to him. Thank you, Lord, for grandbabies.


* I've learned that I am so ready for a fresh encounter with my Lord. I am looking forward to a torrential downpour of His Spirit in my life and I am ready to be drenched in the revelation of His mighty Word.  Oh, Lord, saturate me with an ever increasing awareness and an unquenchable thirst for MORE of you. May each day bring me closer to you,  fill me with more knowledge and give me a yearning to go deeper still. Oh,  how I love you, Lord.


Anonymous said...

I love your scripture...I feel like God is offering a learning season for us and is planting new seeds. I see so many people with new desires to serve and worship God. I can not wait to see the harvest! Love you bunches my sweet sister!

Nancy M. said...

Amazing! You are so close to Him in your walk!

Sonja said...

Hi Beth:

Just catching up up here for a few minutes and was so thrilled to learn that your friends we have prayed for have accepted Jesus. Wow!! PTL.

And you know how I love those little ones of yours, they are all so beautiful!


Nana Jul said...

May He grant you the desires of your heart and shower you with a MIGHTY downpour!!
It's so awesome that the more we seek, the stronger the desire to go deeper...know Him more, see Him more...walk with Him every moment in the day!
What an adventure we are on...the best EVER!
Love ya sister!

Thena said...

Sweet pictures. Awesome post. Isn't it wonderful when He draws us closer and closer to Him.

Nancy said...

I love your list. That is such a great idea. All of the pictures are pure delight.

Want you to know that I am praying heartily for John. I know our God is able to help Jim minister to him and for John to reciece the blessings he needs.

Jeanette Levellie said...

What a delight to see your sweet babies together. I got a charge out of your list, too--the entries re: coffee cracked me up. I too am a coffee and Jesus lover. Jesus first, of course!

Happy Mother's Day,

*The Old Geezer said...

Praise the Lord! Drawing close to Jesus is what it's all about! :-)

D.J. Hughes said...

This is beautiful, Beth. So many blessings. So many ways that God showers us with his love. I appreciate your tender heart and the way you recognize God's tender care in your life.